Friday, September 25, 2009

CFP - MOBILE LEARNING: Pilot Projects and Initiatives You are invited to submit a chapter proposal describing a pilot project or initiative employing

Pilot Projects and Initiatives

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal describing a pilot project or initiative employing the use of mobile wireless technologies to enhance learning. We also seek colleagues from all fields involved with m-learning who are willing to provide quality reviews of submitted chapters in a timely manner. This book will be intended for those in the learning and training community who seek to learn more about the applications and practicabilities of mobile learning.

Mobile Teaching and Learning

Learning has been impacted by the increasing mobility of our global society; hence, educators and researchers worldwide are discovering mobile learning. In order to engage learners with education in the 21st century, greater access to the technology that is now embedded into their everyday lives is needed.

The purpose of this book is to: (a) discover pedagogical approaches suited for mobile learning; (b) uncover advances in wireless and mobile technologies used to enhance the learning experience; and (c) examine blended conventional learning with mobile phones, PDAs and handheld devices.

Suggested Topics

Suggested topics for this book are outlined below. In addition to the topics listed below, we are keen to receive fresh and innovative approaches in areas that are not listed.

· Mobile Learning Projects, Initiatives and Case Studies (large and small scale)

* o Early Investigations of Projects, Initiatives and Case Studies
* o Current Pilot Projects and Initiatives
* o Future Implementations

· Pilot Projects and Initiatives

* o Lessons Learned
* o Best Practices
* o Evaluation / Assessment Procedures

§ Usability of Mobile Applications

§ Usability of Mobile Devices

* o Literature Reviews
* o Pedagogical Design and Issues

· State-of-the-Art Mobile Devices used for Learning

Forms of Submissions

This book seeks to bring together accounts of pilot projects and initiatives in the field of mobile learning. We are keen to receive submissions in two forms:

1. 1. Academic papers that detail original research and activities in the field of mobile learning. Submitted papers should adhere to the following guidelines:

a. academic papers should be original

b. academic papers should not be published elsewhere

c. academic papers will be double blind peer-reviewed

d. full chapters (guideline 5000-7000 words) are invited

2. 2. Discussions, descriptions and case studies of activities, programs, pilot projects and initiatives that address issues relating to mobile learning. Submitted chapters geared towards this form should adhere to the following guidelines:

a. detail specific activities and strategies

b. offer a broader view or be a call for action on specific issue

c. offer substantive new information, detail a successful (or unsuccessful) initiative or offer a fresh perspective

d. full chapters (guideline 5000-7000 words) are invited

Submission Details

* The language of the book is English. All chapters must be original, unpublished, and not currently under review by any other publication or conference.
* By submitting the manuscript for consideration, authors stipulate that they hold the copyright to the manuscript and, upon acceptance, transfer it to the Informing Science Institute. Authors also agree to assume all liability in case of copyright dispute.
* Authors may submit a short proposal (1000 words maximum) for clarification of whether their submission will 'fit the book'. Proposals should be sent directly to the editor Dr. Retta Guy at by October 23, 2009.



* Chapter revisions must be submitted by March 15, 2010.
* A final acceptance notification will be issued by April 16, 2010.
* Camera-ready submissions submitted by May 14, 2010.
* Full chapters to be submitted by December 15, 2009 using the process detailed below.

· All submitted chapters will be double-blind reviewed.

· Authors will receive feedback from reviewers by January 25, 2010.

· Authors of accepted chapters will then have a further opportunity to refine their work, based upon the comments of the reviewers and the editor.

This book is scheduled to be published by the Informing Science Press in August, 2010. Further details as they become available will be published on this URL: http://MobileLearning.InformingScience.NET/cfp.htm .

Submission Protocol

Full chapters should be submitted in the following manner.

· Strip from the submission the authors' names, affiliations, and any other information that identify the author(s). This allows your manuscript to be blind reviewed.

· Manuscripts submissions are accepted only in RFT or Word .doc.

· Submit your book chapter using the Manuscript Review System at: http://MobileLearning.InformingScience.NET

o Select "Submit A Paper" located under the "Authors" heading.